This package integrates a Revision Control System (RCS) into WinEdt.

You have to have such a system installed (I recommend CS-RCS, freely available from


The following menu will be added to the menu bar:

View menu in real life

Tab Tagging

Document tabs reflecting the RCS status

The document tabs can be tagged with an icon to indicate the RCS status of the files: In the image on the right, the first file (RCS.php) is checked in to RCS, the second file (RCS.README) is modified, while the third file is neither.

Installation Instructions

  • Extract the zip file to %b\Config\RCS\ (where "%b" is WinEdt's local directory, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\WinEdt Team\WinEdt).
  • Run the macro _install_RCS.edt in this folder.
  • You may have to adjust the file RCSconf.edt to your RCS system. The installation macro will check whether everything is OK, and try to figure out the correct values. If it fails, you will be told so.

If you are using a different implementation of RCS than the one from ComponentSoftware, it would be great if you could verify whether everything works, or tell me about the correct command lines, so that I can include them.


MUI plug-in (required for the commands in Files...)

addOrUpdate.edt (required for the installation; has to be saved in %b\Macros\macro (preferably) or %B\Macros\macro)

Menu contributed by Robert <>